Good morning, QCity, and happy Friday eve!
A while back, we asked you to help us settle a staff debate: Can a person have more than one best friend?
Well, the votes are in, and 58% of you sided with Kylie and me — yes, you can have more than one bestie.
Thanks for helping us prove Zeke wrong!
As we do every Thursday, we have a list of entertainment picks to fill your weekend, including the Durag Fest. (More on that below.)
And don’t forget about Juneteenth, which we officially celebrate with a Monday holiday. Here’s a list of 10 Juneteenth events.
You can find these and other events on our Livin’ Charlotte site.
Enjoy your day.
Food and Drink
Arts and Culture
Note: Visit our events page for more QCity happenings or to post your own event. Sometimes the events we post are rescheduled, changed or canceled. We suggest you check before you go.
Durag Fest founder Dammit Wesley wants to help Black people be their most authentic selves at one of the year’s hottest events.
Durag Fest was launched in 2018 as a Juneteenth celebration.
“The concept was supposed to be a Juneteenth art exhibition, and it ballooned into this whole festival,” Wesley told QCity Metro.
The crowds at Durag Fest have grown year by year — from about 1,200 attendees that first year to as many as 10,000 for the most recent event.
General admission is free. Guests can also purchase $18 tickets for General Admissions+ or $30 tickets for V.I.P access. Check out the website to see what each ticket includes.
You catch the event on June 18 at Camp North End.
Keep reading on Livin’ Charlotte for our Q&A with Wesley.
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Follow our Instagram to see our top picks for how to spend your Juneteenth weekend.
Our Juneteenth picks are sponsored by Charlotte Area Fund. Covid-19 is affecting Black people at higher rates. Let’s stay safe together. Learn more at charlotteareafund.org
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